Steam large batches of vegetables and rice with the Krups Optisteam Plus vegetable steamer/rice cooker. Two steaming trays (13-cup and 10-cup) plus 6-cup rice bowls let you prepare for a crowd or for freezing. Larger steaming tray can be divided into 2 compartments for versatility. Instant steam feature produces steam in just 30 seconds. Trays and rice bowl are dishwasher safe. 60-minute timer with bell automatically shuts unit off.
This white, hard-plastic steamer from respected manufacturer Krups steams three different foods at one time using two steaming trays and a removable divider that keeps smaller portions divided during cooking. Its clear-plastic trays have a rectangular shape to accommodate longer foods, such as a whole fish, corn on the cob, or asparagus (the steamer also cooks rice using the included 6-cup plastic rice bowl). This steamer has a 60-minute timer with a bell, as well as a food-coded timer with tiny pictures of food categories and suggested steaming times. The water for steaming is poured into the steamer through a patented external fill spout with a water-level indicator. The steamer's trays and rice bowl stack together for storage and are dishwasher-safe. --Marcie Bovetz